Carey Mulligan Marries Marcus Mumford; Other Actresses Who Love Musicians

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Actress Carey Mulligan married her boyfriend Marcus Mumford, of the band Mumford & Sons, on April 21, 2012 in England. The pair had only been dating for five months when Mumford proposed to the starlet and the engagement lasted nine months before the two tied the knot.

"Carey and Marcus began sending each other letters through their churches when they were kids," a source told The Sun. "After becoming friends again things got more serious earlier this year and romance blossomed. The couple have spent a lot of time together since while Mumford & Sons have been touring the States."

The British Mulligan began acting at a young age and earned an early role in the 2005 film "Pride & Prejudice." She turned a lot of heads with her performance in the 2009 independent film, "An Education," which earned her an Oscar nomination at the age of 24. In 2011, she did double duty with roles in two critically acclaimed movies, "Drive" and "Shame."

Mumford & Sons is a British folk band that debuted in 2007. Mumford sings vocals while also playing keyboards, drums and the accordion. The band really turned heads in 2011 when they won the Billboard Music Awards for Top Rock Album, Top Alternative Album and Top Alternative Artist.

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

This marriage beats the upcoming nuptials of Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, another actress to musician wedding. While Timberlake spends more time acting now than singing, it was through music, and specifically his work with 'N Sync, that he became a star.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

Of course this is nothing new in the world of entertainment. In one of the more interesting pairings, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and singer Chris Martin of Coldplay have been married since 2003, tying the knot a year after they met at a Coldplay concert.

Since marrying, each of them have dabbled a little in the others occupation. Martin appeared in an episode of "Extras," the HBO comedy show starring Ricky Gervais, while Paltrow sang for her 2010 movie, "Country Strong." Paltrow went on to perform at the 2011 Grammy Awards with Cee-Lo Green.

Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy

Kate Hudson is another actress who is known for her love of musicians. Hudson was married to the Black Crowes lead singer, Chris Robinson from 2000-2007 but is now dating Matthew Bellamy, the lead singer for Muse. The two began dating in 2010 and have since had a son, Bingham.

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